Survey Research

Lincoln University collects data by conducting surveys to inform policy, support decision making, and track progress. Populations that are surveyed often include: first-year students, currently enrolled students, graduating seniors, alumnae, and faculty and staff.

Survey Guidelines

Survey Support - Best Practices


  • First-year students
  • Graduating seniors
  • Alumnae (1, 5, and 10 years out)
  • Graduate students
  • Campus climate 

Survey Research Using Qualtrics

Qualtrics is an online survey software to help organizations collect and analyze data through creating and administering surveys. Qualtrics accounts are available to all current students, faculty, and staff. Please contact us at for an account and training.

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Survey Results

Members of the Lincoln University community can request survey results by contacting us at Selected survey results are provided below.

Freshman Survey 2014-2018

Senior Survey (Main Campus) 2019

Graduating Student Survey (SACE) 2020

Alumni Survey 2019

NSSE-FSSE Summary 2020

Campus Climate Survey 

  • Please contact OIERP or Communications for the password.

Course Evaluations

What are Course Evaluations?  Course evaluations are a series of questions pertaining to a course of instruction.  At Lincoln, the faculty committee on Assessment and Evaluation oversees the development and review of course evaluation questions.  The Office of Institutional Effectiveness, Research and Planning coordinates the implementation, analysis, reporting and dissemination of the data.

Why do we have Course Evaluations? The primary purpose of course evaluations is to empower students with the opportunity to provide feedback regarding the content, delivery and instruction provided in the respective course.  Feedback from the student perspective allows faculty to reflect upon, assess and revise their pedagogy (teaching) to further enhance the student learning experience.  In addition, course evaluations are used in the promotion, tenure and severance process for faculty. 

Course Evaluations Flyer